What a beautiful campground, close to Washington, D.C., to be ruined by management's decision to put a skateboard park at the edge of the camp. Gone is the quiet serenity in the woods while you sit in your lawn chair. Swish, bang, slide all day long. Wow! They even have lights for nighttime skateboarding. Forget those peaceful evenings too.
I hate to downgrade this campground because we have stayed here before and been happy. It is definitely close to Philly and convenient. Unfortunately, for the 3 days we stayed this time, the constant noises from pressure washers, lawn mowers and equipment was unbearable. There should be some quiet time at least for an hour or two. On top of that, the place seems to be more or less all permanents. The big guy next to us had a big dog who he let poop on our site without picking it up. I did not complain until I was leaving for concern over having a "misunderstanding." We should not have had to tolerate that kind of behavior.
This park is reasonably close to the Interstate but requires a double back in the other direction when leaving. In other words, you end up wasting time going the wrong way just to get started in the morning. Sadly, there is also significant road noise from the local road and sounds of hunters all day which makes this anything but a relaxing place to stay.
A nice clean park near the Interstate, but without the noise. October visitors can enjoy a fairly sophisticated Halloween adventure adjoining the campground. With campground street names like Spooky Lane and Monster Way, it is obvious the owners are committed to the holiday. Very enjoyable.
Clean. Quiet. Level. Those are the most outstanding points of this campground. On the other hand, no one could proclaim this place to have any shade or be generous on space between sites. Overall, pleasant but no beauty spot. If you come, be sure to visit the Giraffe Ranch a few miles to the north. It is a very rewarding experience.
I give this campground such a low score because of the painful stickers everywhere. They are painful and disabling when they stick in your pets' feet. It is sad to watch. If you do not have pets, it is a fine, reasonably quiet park. You can visit George W. Bush's boyhood home here.
I have never downgraded a park just because of the staff before but this park deserves to know how it treats people. No matter what the issue, the customer is treated with cool indifference. "What is there to do here?" Answer: "Look around." "The Internet is not working." "That happens." It is a very clean park and very quiet. That is good. Also, Hearst Castle about 25 miles north is a genuine treat.
This is not a bad campground but there is nothing to do that I could find except in San Jose more than 20 miles north. There you will find the Winchester Mystery House, a bizarre house built by the heiress to the Winchester Rifle Company. Do not count on getting any television channels because you are between two small mountains. Cell service seems to be okay though. Most of the people here are permanent, but they do seem to have close relationships. It gives the place a kind of homey feeling which is not bad. By the way, the showers are clean because you have to pay to use them.
For the ease of getting to downtown, this place would be a 10. Sadly, the campground has deteriorated since our last visit five years ago. There are many live-ins and the construction projects next door make for an ominous future. On the weekend we stayed, a sports car time trial rally was being held across the street which made for extra noise. The campground is clean enough and the manager is the nicest person around. This helps a little.
This is a great place to visit Muir Woods and Point Reyes. Have one of the staff tell you the secret on how to view San Francisco from the north side of the Golden Gate. Would have never found it without them. The campground is level and paved but the sites are composed of gravel. This makes it hard for pets and bare feet. There is not a tree in the place but it is mostly cool in the area so that is not as important as in other places. There are no picnic tables and space between sites is minimal. The skunks are real but did not have a problem. After dark take your flashlight so you can catch the reflection in their eyes and be able to avoid them.
If you want a good quiet night's sleep, this is the place for you. While it may not be the prettiest park, it is level enough to consider. Certainly the Napa Valley has a lot to offer. Consider the wine tour at Castello de Amoroso near Calistoga. It is by far the most impressive sight in the valley.
There is nothing wrong with this park except to say that some of the sites need too much leveling fore and aft. The asphalt has been sloped to allow draining but someone overdid it. Its location in Cal Expo should not worry you unless you come during an event which puts out more noise than you want to tolerate. Sacramento is a great place to visit and spend a few days. Do not forget to go to Old Town, then go again after dark. Also, there is a tremendous bike trail right behind the campground. Go west toward town and never see a car or east and follow the river. Trail is paved and level. You might even see some deer or a coyote or two. Enjoy.
The facilities in this park are great. They even have a television in the laundry room. The sites are level and wide. Having said that, there are a few drawbacks, e.g. the park's proximity to the airport and railroad. The shade trees are closer to being bushes so far as casting shade on a hot motor home. When you get off the Interstate, please pay close attention to the entry as it is very close to a busy intersection. You will have very little time for last minute decisions.
This is a nice park. The staff keeps it clean and the owner is always close. Going to Crater Lake is a must but do not forget to explore nearby Diamond Lake. There you can rent a boat or walk the trail around the entire lake. Spend more days than you originally planned.
This is a very clean park that only has two disadvantages. First, it is underneath the departure path of an international airport. Second, the sites are too close together. On the other hand, Portland is a great place to spend a few days. Go to Voo Doo Doughnuts and get a devilish treat. Take a bike ride along the Columbia River right from the campground. Drive about 20 miles east on I-5 for some of the best waterfalls in the U.S.
It is not the worst park in the world. It is tight and loud but convenient to the Interstate and to Seattle. Don't miss going into the store. It has the classiest selection of sweaters, wine items and wall hanging fixtures in any campground store for a thousand miles.
There is only one word to describe this campground: Compressed. It is a beautiful campground with manicured bushes between each site. Unfortunately, the sites are so narrow that everyone has to put their towed car or truck associated with their fifth wheels in a parking lot. Having said that, it is a great campground with everything including jacuzzi and indoor heated pool. There is lots to do in Vancouver, and it would be difficult to find a better location for camping nearby. By the way, the trains make a terrible racket when they come through. Wear earplugs at night.
What may have been true in the August, 2011 review about garbage is no longer true. The place is spotless now. The city has close access to a national park but the city has very little to offer. It is, after all, a small town.
I gave this campground a slightly higher rating than it might deserve because of the view. The sites are not as out of level as previous readers may have submitted. The town of Golden is fine but use this campground as an overnight unless you really enjoy hiking the nearby mountains. That is about all there is to do.
This is a city (Canmore) owned campground just outside the boundary of Banff National Park and known only to locals. It is certainly worth a try if the other main campground is full. Canmore is a great place to visit in the Banff National Park. Even though there is no sewer dump within the park, it is next door to the Visitor Center which does have a free sewer available. Physical address is 100 Ray McBride St., Canmore, Alberta. It is open from May 1 through October 15 each year. There are 47 RV sites and 36 tent sites. Additional contact number is (866) 366-2267.
I am just going to say it. This place is sterile. It is laid out fine and the paved streets are wide. It is just like how a committee would design a campground. The place lacks flavor and charm. There are rules against everything and the fines are posted for various things you can do wrong. For example, if your router interferes with their router, it will cost you $25. The "shade" trees never throw shade on the campsites, On the positive side, the campground has everything most campers would want from meals to fuel. A golf course is not far away. Just follow the rules and you will be fine.
Staff is nice. Road noise is not too bad. Shade is minimal, if any. Close to: well, only the small town over the river because there is not much to do here in this area. Fine for a convenient overnight with quick pull off the Interstate.
This is a good enough KOA. The sites are level and access to the Interstate is easy. Speaking of the Interstate, it is pretty close. If you want 50 amps you will be able to throw a rock (please don't) to the Interstate and be out in a treeless field. Only 30 amp sites have shade but the shade there is sometimes very good for those hot days. The staff is very particular about taking you to your site. (Walkers too? Maybe.) So just go with the flow and let them take you by the hand and do what they want you to do.
This is a fine park with several sites in the shade. Staff is friendly. If you feel the need to go over the bridge into Decatur, Nebraska 4 miles away for dinner, it will cost you toll over the bridge both ways. The small town to your east will take about 4 minutes to explore. Hope you enjoy Chinese food or beer. That is about all it has.
This is fine park with about 20% shady spots. It is quiet and not cramped. Easy to get to if you follow the instructions exactly as given. If you get creative and come from the south, you have one opportunity to go west on SW 3rd Rd and then south on View High Rd. Follow the little sign that leads you to the "mansion." It is an obscure single lane road dedicated to the mansion (and the campground) but it doesn't say so. If in doubt, DO NOT USE my suggested short cut.
This is our third time staying at this campground. We have to downgrade it only because the staff is so deadpan. Someone needs to give these people a peptalk and some people skills. Campground is fine, roads could use some work though.
It is not a great campground. It is just average. Lots of open spaces without a tree in sight. A few sites in the back can give a little shade. Plattsburgh is where a pivotal battle in the War of 1812 was fought. You might as well learn a little about it when you are here.
This is a great campground. Please don't let my low score scare you away. I only downgraded it because the staff is not exactly warm. Maybe this is a tough time to make a buck in the campground business, but it sure would be nice to feel more welcome when you do come. Don't take it personally if you encounter what I did. Enjoy the beautiful scenery and the Ben and Jerry's Factory down the street.
This is one fine campground in one fine place to visit. Spend a few more days than you intend. There is plenty to keep you busy from hiking to waterfalls to tram rides and train rides. Be sure and eat a pizza at Catalano's nearby. Best for 100 miles around.
If you want a quiet and out of the way place, this is the park for you. Be careful for your trip planning because there are two campgrounds within an hour of each other by the same name. One is in Lubec, this one is in Harrington. Enjoy.
This park is just about as good as it gets. Views out the front window are breathtaking at sunset. It is close enough to several things to do. Be sure not to miss East Quoddy Head Lighthouse (go at low tide) and the West Quoddy Head Lighthouse.
This is a fine campground. Please don't let my low score put you off. I downgraded the campground for two reasons: 1. The public announcements over the outdoor speakers are an unnecessary annoyance. It is nice that they have so many activities for children but announcing each activity when other campers are just trying to relax is not pleasant. 2. The trees drop large amounts of sap on the vehicles. I found over 100 spots on my car and it took me hours to remove them. The office should forewarn the campers about this.
This is a hard campground to evaluate because of the variety of users. Tent people will probably love the place. There are many, many tent sites. There are even quite a few sites available for pop-ups and small campers. We arrived in a larger motorhome. While we fit into what is probably their only site large enough for us, the 30 amp service was marginal, at best. Even one air conditioner was out of the question. I will give it one positive. There are lots of trees.
I agree with the previous writer that this place is a hidden gem. I would love to give it a 7 or even 8 except for one thing. The electrical service is virtually non-existent. Maximum voltage is about 100 volts which allows you to operate a fan and a light bulb. If you can come and enjoy the view with open windows and no electricity, this is an adequate location. The staff is friendly but they are doing the best with what they have.
If you need shade to keep cool in the summer, this is the place for you. Natural Bridge KOA is centrally located for several very interesting must sees. Do not omit seeing Stonewall Jackson's home or Robert E. Lee's mausoleum both in Lexington.
This park is as convenient as you could expect to explore the Biltmore Estate. Quiet. Office staff is very friendly but they might not be as organized as they could be. Triple check that they have your reservation and the spot you want.
First the good. It is very convenient to the city and fairly quiet. I disagree with a previous reviewer about the security concerns. There are million dollar yachts close by with no apparent risks. Now the not so good. This place has cut and sliced the sites so precisely that there is no way to enjoy the little space given to each rig. It lacks appeal. You are given a spot designed to maximize the owner's profit. If you are not on a waterfront spot, forget about getting a glimpse of the water because there is no common area where you can enjoy it.
This is a nice park with nice people. There is only one problem: the odor, some might call it a stench. Whether it is a farm or a manure pile, the fumes are strong enough to gag a maggot when the wind is just right. If you grew up on a farm, you will love this park.
There are so many nice things to say about this park, it is hard to know where to begin. Sites are level and shaded. Wildlife is abundant and there are bird blinds at the outskirts of the campground to maximize the experience. The place is quiet and easy to access from I-10. Well you get the point. Stay an extra day.
This is one the few campgrounds that has learned the art of speedy check-in. A nice compact park. Nice large sites. Very convenient, multiple sewer dump receptacles at every site. This is a nice touch. You must ask how to find Bubba's Bar B. Que. Enjoy. Take a camera as you drive past the Wigwam Motel, the historic place where you can sleep in a wigwam.
This is a quiet, woodsy park with tight but workable sites. Probably deserves a higher number than I gave it except our voltage was marginal. Treat yourself and drive 3 miles south and eat at Black Bart's Steakhouse. Waiters put on a great singing show. Great night.
Nice enough park and very convenient to the city. Big caution: The sign for the entrance is nearly impossible to see from the busy 4-lane road. Look for a sign that says "Loft" and you are there. Another big caution: When leaving the park, traffic zooms out unseen from your left. Hope that helps you from getting into an accident.
If you need to go to Memphis, this is the place to stay. It is quiet, shady and never crowded. The only small negative is the road from Highway 61 to the park. It is 3 miles of bumpy city road. Once at the park, the road is fine but hold onto your kidneys on the way there. For those with kids, realize there is not a pool or swimming hole close by.
So far as convenience to downtown, this place would be a 10. So far as shade, it is a 1. In the hot summer, even the river wind doesn't cool this place off. There is one consideration which forced me to give this place a 3. In an attempt to save money, they force two coaches to share electricity, water and sewer hookups. I could live with the "wrong" side electricity and water. But if you are in an even numbered spot, you have to pass your sewer hose under the coach to use it. This means you WILL spill junk and crud all over the gravel, hopefully to sink into the ground without stinking up the place. This unsanitary inconvenience alone downgrades the overall quality of this campground.
It is a nice campground when it is not full. On a busy weekend plan for crowds. They seem to go overboard for charging for pets but I guess that discourages inconsiderate people from bringing dobermans to an already crowded environment.
I think the owners couldn't decide whether they wanted to have a farm, a trailer park, a zoo or a campground. In any event, the campground came in last. The staff is friendly but boy they sure make check-in complicated. Stay here for the short term when you must, but don't look for anything fancy. There are a lot of permanent residents here. The trip up High Point State Park nearby is worth the drive.
I'll start with what keeps this location from being a 10. It is the only campground you will ever find with a bar. This leads to the second observation: a bar leads to loud music. Apparently this family oriented location includes those who like to drink and party. Otherwise this is a great place to visit. The staff is nice and there is plenty to do both within and near the park. Enjoy.
This is a nice hidden campground. Be sure and get specific arrival directions from office because access roads to the park from town can cause problems for larger rigs. Woods and the few lakeside spots make the place enjoyable. There are many permanents here on the back half of the campground but they do not detract from ambiance if you don't go over there. There are many nearby attractions.
This campground is simple and on the water. The staff is extremely friendly. We were here when it wasn't too crowded, but if the campground was full, the sites would be too close together. The Canadian border to Campobello Island is extremely close, so be sure to go there: it's a must! We would come back here again.
It is hard to accurately evaluate this place. It is close to things Halifax and somewhat wooded. I am not sure whether previous reviewers prejudiced me or not, but the staff seems to lack charm. Go in, register and don't ask any questions and you will love the place. Don't complain about the sporadic Wi-Fi because they will complain back that their customers are hogging it with the use of voice services like Skype. Don't ask for directions because they know where it is and you should too. They do leave you alone so you can do most anything on your site without constant monitoring. That is at least one plus.
If you want a view of the Northumberland Strait, this is the place. Very open and very windy. You can see the sun come and go down over the same body of water because you are on a point of land. Road from the west is pretty bumpy, come in from the east if you can. Enjoy.
The permanent residents have tackied up this place beyond repair. Pink flamingos and twirly beer cans abound. The river is a narrow dark stream which is less than charming. The trees do add a bit of ambience and if you can get away from the locals you might enjoy a night here. A tour of the quaint town will take about 20 minutes.
This place probably deserves a better rating than I have given it. What brings it down is the difficulty in following either GPS, map or signs in getting to the place. The streets in this city are like no other in the world. You have to go miles and through several overpasses just to go around the block. Be rested and ready to get lost a few times. The campground is course gravel in a bare field. The surrounding park is charming. If you have to be or stopover in St. John, this is the park to visit. Otherwise keep moving.
Where we stayed on the water, this place is a 10. Convenient to Acadia and other Mt. Desert locations. They cook lobster every night and the pie lady comes through and sells pies out of the back of her station wagon: outstanding! The Wi-Fi is strong. Cable RV would have been nice for this price.
This campground is nice and woodsy and quiet. The television reception isn't very good because of all the trees. There is only a gray water drain at the site. The office staff is extremely nice and helpful. We would definitely come back here.
Don't try to check in before 1:00 pm. They really don't like that. Voltage was marginal when I was here. Circuit breaker at main supply kept popping out and left us without A/C periodically until late afternoon. Maybe they have it fixed by now. Fair number of trees. Suggest you ignore the Woodall directions and the posted signs to get here. Just turn west off Hwy 114. This will save you about 5000 potholes going the other way.
The name says it all. If you want a family camp where everyone knows everyone else, this is the place for you. If you want beauty and peace and quiet, try another place. Place is crowded on the weekends with lots of people roaming around. If you are a social animal, you will love this place.
There is no campground closer or more convenient to NYC. We did not hear the Friday night music others have complained of, but then we kept the A/C on all night and parked as far away from the outdoor light night bar. Expect no amenities at this campground, just asphalt and little stubbles of grass here and there. No trees of course.
This campground is quiet and woodsy. Shopping is close by and Baltimore is close by. Access for larger rigs can be tricky. The easiest access to the park is from the west. A right turn off of Highway 40 from the west will take you directly to the campground. If you are coming from the east and if you have a larger rig, your only option is to proceed past the park and make a u-turn somewhere in town and come back to the park on Highway 40 going eastbound. Even though entry into the park from the east is possible, it will lead you to an 11 foot high underpass which could get you trapped. There is no turn-around point there.
Nice clean campground. Very quaint. Bathrooms & showers very clean. Big pull-thru sites. Some very close together, though. Nice and close to I-95 and convenient to the highway. We would stay here again.
A great campground except for one small, and I mean that very literally, thing: the gravel on the roads. The gravel chunks must be the cheapest on the market, the sound of them on the tires sounds like ripping rubber. The gravel is also a major factor contributing to the dust too. That said, the campground has ample shade on many sites and nestled in a picturesque wooded area. Just drive slow and wear earplugs when you do so.
This is a really nice campground. You can choose to be in the section with trees, but the sites are too close together. For more room, there's the deluxe section, but it's wide open, no trees and costs more money. It's a hard choice - shade or space. Sites are all gravel. Wi-Fi is strong at your site. Nice park for pets. Staff all very friendly. We would have rated this a 10, but feel the price was just too high for a campground.
Got a fair amount of shade but the highway is pretty close. Lots of nice grass for pets. I have never been to a campground that has more posted rules. There is a rule against everything. It was quite comical. Guess we motor homers do a lot of stupid things.
I am not sure what the previous reviewers were thinking. About half of this park is quite the best I have ever been too. Quiet stream beside wide sites in deeply wooded area looking up at trees on a hillside. Now the other half is open air sites with no trees and moderate charm. So, ask for the backin sites for shade and charm or pull throughs for lots of sun. I agree that the one way road is narrow and perhaps when crowds are high on the weekends it could challenge some drivers. Take it slow and you will be fine. Hannibal is a kick.
We could have given this nice campground a better rating except for the TRAINS. 2:00am, 3:00am you name it. Keep your conductor hat and overheat air conditioner on all night and you can survive. Very convenient to charming Independence. Worth the stop.
This place is tops. It is on the top on a mountain and top rating. Staff are friendly and helpful and funny. We can't wait to stop here again. Don't forget to unhook your tow car at the bottom of the hill. It is quite a pull that last 50 feet.
I would have given this park a negative number except it is in fact close to Yellowstone. It is a dismal and barren park. Gravel roads, sites are way way too close. To get to the campground, you have to climb a twisting steep gravel road that would be a challenge to most off-road vehicles. Don't even try it with your tow car. It is on a river, but to see it, you would have to hang over the cliff on a pole. Be wary of the parking attendant who insists on directing you into your site because of "insurance regulations." He lacks talent and tact. You might find yourself backing over the cliff with his awful instructions. He won't let your spouse/partner help in any way. Like any good "tin"-star general, he probably would prefer just a salute and utter silence from both of you.
Some of the previous visitors commented on "some urban noise." That is like saying the Titanic took on "some water." There are airliners taking off constantly overhead. There are trains. There are train bridge horns blowing all the time. The place could wake the dead. By the way, they have a "no refund" policy to keep complainers from leaving after the second or third 747 swoops overhead.